David de Gea Quintana, is a Spanish professional footballer who plays as a goalkeeper for Premier League club Manchester United and the Spain national team.
He was born on the 7th of November 1990 in Madrid,Spain into the family of former Getafe goalkeeper José de Gea and housewife Mariví Quintana.
De Gea began his career aged 13 with Atlético Madrid and rose through the academy system at the club before making his senior debut in 2009. The father played a significant role in his career as the former goalkeeper spent much time training his son,and giving him advice.
The 2009-2010 season was favorable for Atlético Madrid, and the rock-solid protection by the goalkeeper contributed to this success. For the first time after the 48-year break, the club won the UEFA Europa League Cup. The young goalkeeper attracted attention of the world’s soccer clubs.
In 2011, the Manchester United permanent goal keeper Edwin van der Sar decided to finish his field career. The club administration began to look for a candidate worthy becoming the new goalkeeper. The young and promising player David de Gea was selected even though the Atlético authorities did not agree at once.
Jorge Mendes is the player’s agent; he also represents other soccer stars such as Cristiano Ronaldo and Diego Costa.
De Gea is known in particular for his outstanding reflexes, agility, and shot-stopping ability between the posts, which enable him to produce acrobatic dives and spectacular saves.
David de Gea produced a string of superb saves as he made not more than 11 saves to withstand a second-half Spurs barrage to seal the historic victory for the United interim manager. Manchester United held on to beat Tottenham 1-0 and secure a sixth win in a row for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. He was also tagged the man of the match for his intriguing performances.
David De Gea is KFM’s Player of the week and this are four(4) interesting things you would love to know about him:
- Growing up, De Gea had a role model,United goalkeeper Peter Schmeichel father of leicester city gate guard and was often compared to Van der Sar, furthered by being dubbed “Van der Gea
- The United player is in a committed relationship with the Spanish singer, TV presenter, and model Edurne who is five years older than David.She is Likely to become the soccer player’s wife.
- De Gea has had 730 saves,93 punches and 97 clean sheets under manchester united.
- De Gea has also bagged a Golden Glove award(2017/2018),and also seen as sports pundits as the best goal keeper in the world.